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  • International Engagement in China?s Human Rightsby Titus Chen; Dingding Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Since the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 there has been increasing international pressure on China to improve its approach to human rights, whilst at the same time the Chinese government has itself realised that it needs to improve its approach, and has indeed done much to implement improvements. This book explores systematically the international... more...

  • Divorced from Realityby Jane C. Murphy; Jana B. Singer

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 39.00

    Over the past thirty years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way the legal system approaches and resolves family disputes. Traditionally, family law dispute resolution was based on an ?adversary? system: two parties and their advocates stood before a judge who determined which party was at fault in a divorce and who would be awarded the rights... more...

  • The Best I Couldby Subhas Anandan

    Marshall Cavendish 2015; US$ 20.99

    The Best I Could traces the life and career of Subhas Anandan, an advocate whose tireless devotion to the Singapore criminal justice system is legendary. In this highly personal autobiography, first published in 2009, Subhas describes not only the many sensational cases he covered, including those of Took Leng How, Anthony Ler and Ah Long San, but... more...

  • Dekonstitutionalisierungstendenzen im internationalen Investitionsschutzrechtby Anna Lotte Böttcher

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 73.67

    Das internationale Investitionsschutzregime steht in jüngster Zeit vermehrt im Fokus der öffentlichen Kritik. Dabei werden verschiedene Defizite des bestehenden Regimes diskutiert und unterschiedliche Konsequenzen gefordert. Zum Teil wird von einem backlash gegen das Investitionsschutzregime gesprochen, zum Teil von notwendigen Mankos, die es mit... more...

  • The Prosecution of Anwar Ibrahimby Mark Trowell

    Marshall Cavendish 2015; US$ 15.99

    On 9 January 2012, after a lengthy two-year trial, Anwar Ibrahim was acquitted of charges of sodomy against his 23-year-old aide, Mohd Saiful. The acquittal was a shock not only to Anwar - who expected to go to jail - but to most international observers who were convinced he would be found guilty. This book recounts both the first sodomy episode (1998-2004)... more...

  • Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesiaby Dina Afrianty

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the life of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law was introduced in 1999. It outlines how women have had to face the formalisation of conservative understandings of sharia law in regulations and new state institutions over the last decade or so, how they have responded to this, forming non-governmental organisations... more...

  • North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crisesby Morse Tan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has a reputation as one of the worst human rights situations in the world. This book utilizes a unique international law perspective to examine the actions and inactions of North Korea with regard to international security and human rights. Adopting political, military, historical and legal perspectives,... more...

  • Juries in the Japanese Legal Systemby Dimitri Vanoverbeke

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Trial by jury is not a fundamental part of the Japanese legal system, but there has been a recent important move towards this with the introduction in 2009 of the lay assessor system whereby lay people sit with judges in criminal trials. This book considers the debates in Japan which surround this development. It examines the political and socio-legal... more...

  • Working Women and their Rights in the Workplaceby Naeima Faraj A.A. Al-Hadad

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This book addresses women’s rights to work and motherhood in Libya from a legal and international human rights perspective and considers how these two sets of rights, as protected under international human rights law, can and should be recognised and promoted within the Libyan legal system. The book includes first-hand accounts of experiences... more...

  • Climate Change and Forest Governanceby Simon Butt; Rosemary Lyster; Tim Stephens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Deforestation in tropical rainforest countries is one of the largest contributors to human-induced climate change. Deforestation, especially in the tropics, contributes around 20 per cent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, and, in the case of Indonesia, amounts to 85 per cent of its annual emissions from human activities. This book provides... more...